Richard Keyser teaches primarily in UW's Legal Studies Program, where his classes include American Legal History I and II (cross-listed with History), Law and Environment (cross-listed with Environmental Studies), and the Environmental History of Europe (listed in both History and Environmental Studies). He holds a Ph.D. in History from Johns Hopkins University. His research, focusing on medieval legal and environmental history, has appeared in the Revue Historique, French Historical Studies, and Law and History Review. His current projects center on customary law, early property law, civil law jurisdiction, and community-based woodland management (or forest law). His work has been supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities and UW's Institute for Research on the Humanities. His awards include a best article of the year prize for an essay on "The Transformation of Traditional Woodland Management" from the American Society for Environmental History.